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Shorten school pants


excellent thanks so much

Shorten Curtain


Fast and careful completion of task. Thanks, Jenifer!

Curtains shortened


Excellent Job. Thank you.

Pants alteration


Sue is the best

Shortening pants


Fabulous service thank you Dianne

Curtain alterations








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Recent Trouser Alterations reviews

Work excellent and very professional. Also assisted with pick up and delivery. No problem referring. Good people to deal with. Peter.

Trouser alterations


Really nice to deal with. Very pleasant and helpful. Did my tasks straight away. Awesome job done

Trouser alterations


Great skill thank you

Dress shirt & trouser alteration


Great work completed quickly!

I need trouser alterations


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Recent School Uniform Alterations reviews

Elena dropped the hems on my daughter’s school uniforms perfectly. Lovely to deal with.

Hemming of 2 school uniforms


Sue was incredibly accomodating and flexible, and job finished professionally.

I need school uniform alterations


Great quality work. Came home for fitting, and delivered items back home when completed. Fast service. Did extra. Easy and pleasant to communicate with.

I need school uniform alterations


Di did a great job, picked up and dropped off. Lovely lady

Sewing- lower hems on 2 school dresses


Perfect job. Thanks

Hem 4 school dresses in Gordon


Thanks so much Debbie! So cheerful and happy to go the extra mile!

School uniform alterations


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$30 - $86







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Why book local clothing alterations through Airtasker?

Perhaps your clothing doesn’t quite fit right, or you need a few clothing repairs? Book alterations near you and get your favourite outfits ready to wear again, with the perfect fit. Your seamstress has the equipment and experience to work with your clothing and textiles so they can fit your exact measurements and body type. Or they can match up missing buttons, repair broken zips, and even patch small holes. Your clothes will be ready to go in no time.

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Clothing alterations usually cost between $40-$140 on Airtasker. The cost of your clothing alteration service will depend on the type of garment, whether you need a repair or full custom dressmaking, the level of complexity involved, and how long it’s likely to take. Learn more about how much alterations cost to set the right budget before posting a task.

It’s common to book alterations for formal wear and special events. But many people also get their corporate wear or school uniforms altered so they fit well and create a professional impression.

  • Shirt - You can pay attention to where your shoulder ends and where your arm begins. The shirt shoulder seams should sit on top of those spots. For tees, sleeves should end right in the middle of your armpit and elbow. They should not be tenting away nor too restrictive. You can also try pinching the fabric on either side of your torso and see if you're able to hold at least 2-3 inches of it.

  • Trousers - There are many things to consider. For starters, your waistband should sit at or below your navel. Your trouser's rise should also be long enough to place of the band properly. The hems can touch the shoe, but they shouldn't be puddling to avoid looking sloppy. Lastly, you shouldn't have the urge to pull the crotch or rear area from time to time. Other than these, your trousers are either too tight or too loose.

The best way to know if you’ve found the right clothing alteration service around you is to check the reviews. Airtasker makes this so easy with a transparent reviews and ratings system so you know you’re only hiring the best Taskers when looking for clothing alteration services around you.

Come to your clothing alterations appointment prepared with your garment(s) and notes on any changes you want. If you’re having a fitting, bring or wear the shoes and undergarments you plan to wear with the outfit.

Yes! It's ideal for you to wash any piece of clothing, especially newly-bought ones. Have your jackets and trousers laundered and dry-cleaned before sending them to your alteration specialist. Since most of them shrink when washed or cleaned, you can avoid unpleasant surprises when altering them, like coming up way too short than needed.  It'll also be easier for your tailor to get more precise measurements. .

As for your laundry needs, you can also get someone to send your garments to the nearest laundry shop and have them delivered back to you within the day.

Minor clothing alterations and repairs can take as little as an hour or two, but full dressmaking services for a detailed garment like a wedding dress may take up to 6 months. 

  • Jackets - It depends on the complexity of the jacket alteration needed. Trimming the sleeves and hems can be completed in just a few hours, usually within the day. But if it requires your Tasker to take in or let out seams, narrow the armholes, or any similar alterations, then the service might take longer. For a more accurate estimation, feel free to ask your Tasker directly.

  • Shirts - It depends on how extensive your shirt alteration requirements are. Standard t-shirt alterations like adjusting the sides, adding darts, and shortening the sleeves can only take 30 minutes to an hour. However, complex procedures like replacing collars or cuffs and lengthening the sleeves or hem can take a few days or a week. For urgent alterations, feel free to coordinate a schedule with your Tasker.

  • Trousers - Standard trouser alterations, which usually involve the inseam, waist, seat, crotch, and leg width, are mostly doable within the day. Complex ones, like adding new belt loops, swing creases, removing pleats, and recutting can take 3-5 days to weeks. You can talk to your Tasker about your desired timeline and have it arranged accordingly.

Clothing alterations can help transform an average garment into your most flattering piece when it’s properly tailored to your body shape. And clothing repairs can help extend the life of your favourite clothing, saving you time and money you’d otherwise spend shopping for new items - plus, it’s better for the environment.

Tailoring involves creating bespoke pieces of clothing that are custom-fitted according to your exact size and measurements. Alterations, on the other hand, are done to existing clothing items that need length adjustments or necessary clothing repairs. The process usually focuses on specific areas, like hems, sleeves, and buttons.

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What does a clothing alteration include?

Your seamstress or tailor is skilled in working with textiles, but especially clothing, to create, repair, and alter clothes. Here are some of the most popular alteration services and what you can expect when you book them:


Need some custom sewing work to create a design from scratch or custom-fit to your size? Hire a seamstress or dressmaker to create or customise your dress or garment with great attention to detail. They’ll start by measuring your shape and size with a soft tape measure to ensure the perfect fit. They’ll consult with you on designs and fabrics, before choosing or customising a pattern and cutting out the pieces. They’ll sew your garment or dress, taking care to finish off any edges with an overlocking stitch. Most dressmakers will request you to come in for a final fitting where you can try on the (mostly finished) garment and they can make final adjustments.

Formal wear alterations

When you want to look your best, it’s so important that your clothing is tailored to perfectly fit. Whether you need bridal alterations, school graduation alterations, wedding dress alterations, corporate wear alterations, or suit alterations nearby your location, a professional seamstress can help. They’ll take your exact measurements and then ask you to try on the outfit or dress, ideally with the shoes you plan to wear. Then they’ll note or mark up any parts that need taking in or loosening, and where the hem needs to sit based on your shoe height. They’ll use a mixture of machine and hand-sewing techniques to alter your clothing and finalise everything with a final fitting before your event.

Clothing adjustments

Most clothes you buy off the rack won’t fit perfectly, or you might need your favourite clothes adjusted for your body shape over time. Book clothing alterations around your area to help with dress shortening, garment shortening, and even school uniform alterations for those kids who won’t stop growing. Clothing adjustments usually involve taking seams in or out and adjusting the hem. Most hems have a few centimetres of extra fabric, so you can add extra length, or take it up for the perfect fit.

Clothing repairs

When your favourite dress or pants break, you don’t have to throw them away. Get professional tailors or seamstresses to take a look and see if they can save your clothes with techniques like zipper repair, seam repair, new lining, hole patching, button sewing, and more. Extend the life of your clothes - it’s better for the environment and much more budget-friendly, too.

Recent Alterations tasks

Clothing alterations


Cardiff NSW, Australia

19th Sep 2023

I have two circle/A line skirts that are slightly too big at the waist. I need them taken in, one slightly more than the other which may need to work around the top of the pocket. - Due date: Flexible



Rockdale NSW, Australia

18th Sep 2023

I need to add one more button and button hole to my shirt. I have extra buttons - Due date: Flexible

Work pants length alteration, 3 in total.


Burwood NSW, Australia

18th Sep 2023

Need 3 business pants altered length wise. - Due date: Flexible

Replace zipper in wind jacket


Point Clare NSW, Australia

18th Sep 2023

Damaged zipper on wind jacket needs to be replaced - Due date: Flexible

Sewing and alteration, curtain repairs. 2 Hours Max job.


Aspley QLD 4034, Australia

18th Sep 2023

A few curtain pleats and loops to be restictched. Can provide sewing machine thread etc. Max 2 Hrs job - Due date: Flexible

Sewing alterations - fix jumper cuffs


Montmorency VIC, Australia

17th Sep 2023

I have 2 jumpers (ie 4 cuffs) where the material at the end of the cuffs have worn. They both have some length on the arms so it is possible to fold inside and sew if this is the easiest solution. - Due date: Flexible

Suit sleeve shorten


Sydney NSW, Australia

17th Sep 2023

I would like my suit jacket sleeve to be shorten. Can you please provide a quote? - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 22 September 2023

Alterations , dry cleaners


Malvern VIC, Australia

17th Sep 2023

Broken zip on tailored pants. X1 dress x1 blazer dry cleaned - Due date: Flexible

Sofa cushion zipper repair


Clayfield QLD 4011, Australia

10th Sep 2023

Repair bottom cushion sofa zipper - Due date: Before Thursday, 14 September 2023

Sumra was so responsive and answered all my questions. She completed the job within hours which was amazing and just what I was after. Would highly recommend!

Leather blazer alteration tailoring - narrowing shoulders


Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia

8th Sep 2023

Need alterations to take in the shoulders of a vintage, white leather jacket/long-line blazer that had big shoulder pads. I removed the shoulder pads and need the shoulders to be taken in around 4 to 5 cm (narrowed) for a tailored fit. The jacket is Size: L, I normally wear a size 10 womens AU. In the front facing photo - i have pinned one shoulder up (left in photo) - to show the difference. Pick up is in Collingwood 3066, or if preferred,I can drop off if within 5km of Collingwood. - Due date: Flexible

Wonderful work!!!! Skilled and talented

Clothing alterations


Holland Park West QLD 4121, Australia

6th Sep 2023

Looking for someone to shorten the straps on a dress. Ideally in a way that can be undone if needed. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 7 September 2023

Very professional. Was able to complete the job in a short amount of time. Would happily use again. Thank you!

Snap Fasteners on 6 garments (sewing/alterations)


Bridgeman Downs QLD, Australia

3rd Sep 2023

Require someone to sew snap fasteners at the inside bust of 6 dresses. Links provided so you can see fabric and cut. Preference for someone who is able to pick up dresses, complete sewing, and drop back off. Preference for task to be completed before Thursday. Please let me know if and when you can do this in your offer. https://jacquie.jgl.com.au/shop/je-womens-dresses/je-womens-dresses-all/venus-dress-531319-black https://jacquie.jgl.com.au/shop/je-womens-dresses/je-womens-dresses-all/long-sleeve-keira-dress-black - Due date: Before Thursday, 7 September 2023

Very happy with Lynette’s workmanship, punctuality and everything in between! Would use again, and recommend to others!

Need to take a few of my pants up (alterations)


Monterey NSW, Australia

2nd Sep 2023

I need 4 pairs of pants taken up. 1 pair of jeans, 2 white pants, 1 brown pant. I need someone to come and measure and then they can take it home to alter and return to me. - Due date: Before Wednesday, 6 September 2023

Maryam was super efficient and did such an amazing job.

Pants alteration


Mount Gravatt East QLD, Australia

1st Sep 2023

I need someone to taper and shorten the pants - Due date: Flexible

Excellent Job. Thank you.

Trouser shortening


Ormiston QLD, Australia

27th Aug 2023

3 pairs of trousers turned up by about the same as the existing hem. - Due date: Before Thursday, 31 August 2023

Excellent service Highly recommended

Pick up clothing alteration


Preston VIC, Australia

23rd Aug 2023

I need someone to pick up a clothing alteration from Alter It at Northland Shopping Center today. It has been paid for. I need it to be dropped off in Coburg. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 24 August 2023

Very kind lady and was very polite and understanding

Sewing and purchase 2 zip for my bag


Maroochydore QLD, Australia

23rd Aug 2023

My bag have 2 zip doesn’t work anymore I need this to be purchased and Install. I can drop my bag at your place if you want.

For sure if I need sawing again I call her without question great job great service 5 starts everything was super easy thanks a lot You will make a mistake to not trust her.

Dress hems shortened


Kambah ACT, Australia

21st Aug 2023

It is chiffon dress with lining full length and buttons Moving to make cuffs smaller